Prof. Andreas KlasenProfessor of International Business & Head of Institute for Trade and Innovation at Offenburg University
Dr Andreas Klasen is Professor of International Business and Head of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University, focusing on new and pioneering answers to issues in innovation, trade and economic development. He has widely published in the areas of trade policy, government financing instruments, trade credit insurance and economic development. Recent publications include “The Handbook of Global Trade Policy (editor, Wiley, 2020) and Beyond Gridlock (contributing author, Polity, 2017).
Professor Klasen is also Partner with the consultancy firm TradeRx advising multilateral institutions, governments, innovation funds and export credit agencies on analytics, strategy and operational performance. For example, he advised ADB, Afreximbank, AIIB, EIB, IsDB and the World Bank as well as governments and government agencies in Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Jamaica, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Spain, Switzerland and the UAE. In addition, Dr Klasen serves as a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, External Examiner at City, University of London, and is Honorary Fellow at Durham University’s School of Government and International Affairs.
Previously, he was a Partner with PwC, Managing Director of the German Export Credit Agency as well as Head of Guarantees and Export Finance at Airbus Group. He also served as the Vice President of the Berne Union. Andreas Klasen studied Law, Business and Theology at the University of Würzburg, the University of Hannover, Northumbria University and the University of St Andrews. He holds Masters degrees and a Doctorate in these subjects.